As part of our commitment to the health of our local community, we can provide Type 2 Diabetes Assessments to patients who feel they may be at risk.
Type 2 Diabetes is one of the largest contributors to the ill health in Australia, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 92% of diabetes cases. Diabetes is associated with a number of complications, including an increased risk of developing cardiovascular, eye and kidney disease. The incidence of Type 2 Diabetes has more than doubled in the last 15 years.
The onset of Type 2 Diabetes is largely associated with lifestyle risk factors, particularly overweight and obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle modification. International evidence has shown that early lifestyle interventions in high risk patients can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.
If you would like to ascertain your risk of Type 2 Diabetes we recommend you have a diabetes evaluation at our practice. Our nurse will perform a risk assessment with you, it will be finalised with a standard doctor’s consultation. The assessment will involve:
- Body Mass Index measurement, blood pressure and general physical exam
- Family history and dietary review
- Assessment of lifestyle risk factors
If you feel you may be at risk of diabetes, please call Doctors on Fifth Ph: 3803 6655 to arrange a Diabetes Risk Assessment.